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SKYCITY proud to retain Rainbow Tick

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:40 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland is pleased to again support the annual Pride Festival, with the Sky Tower boasting a dynamic rising rainbow light display. More >>

Pioneer on High at Snow Farm Stage Finish

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The sun continues to follow the inaugural Pioneer Mountain Bike race and the Kiwi/Aussie combination of Anton Cooper and Dan McConnell continue to dominate, winning Stage Six into Wanaka today to extend their already impressive overall lead to 54:13 with ... More >>

TAPAC’s Pride Festival Season 2016

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:40 pm | TAPAC

A thrilling and fearless celebration of Queer Pride, performed by an outstanding lineup of heroic artists. More >>

From 24hr Race To Taupo BMW Weekend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:39 pm | Castrol BMW Race Driver Series

California’s Dane Cameron, fresh from a top-six finish at last weekend’s 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, will contest this weekend’s Castrol BMW Race Driver Series event at Taupo. More >>

New Zealand Society of Authors Waitangi Day Honours announce

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Two kiwi novelists making big waves on the international scene have been made Honorary Literary Fellows in the New Zealand Society of Authors' annual Waitangi Day Honours. More >>

Putting the spotlight on young golfing talent

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:26 pm | Holden Little Drivers

Holden is on a drive to find New Zealand’s next Ryan Fox or Lydia Ko, and is launching a national talent identification and intensive development programme aimed at identifying and nurturing up and coming kiwi golf stars. More >>

Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A long weekend – and a promise of good weather, so probably time to get the mates or family round for a bit of a barbie? More >>

Ministry supporting Waitangi Day 2016 across Aotearoa

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:15 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A range of events are taking place across Aotearoa/New Zealand giving New Zealanders an opportunity to mark Waitangi Day. A total of $288,000 has been distributed to organisations across the country through the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund administered ... More >>

Castrol BMW Race Driver Series - 6-7 February 2016.

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:11 pm | Castrol BMW Race Driver Series

Press release: Castrol BMW Race Driver Series - 6-7 February 2016. For immediate release: Friday 5 February 2016. More >>

High temperatures forecast for Guelfi record bid

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:43 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand-based Australian shearer Beau Guelfi is likely to have to brave temperatures close to 40deg as he tackles a World merino shearing record in West Australiatomorrow(Saturday). More >>

Prince Coming to Australia And New Zealand

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:17 pm | Dainty Group

Breaking Music News! Prince Coming to Australia And New Zealand 'Piano & A Microphone' Tour February 2016 All Details Announced Soon More >>

World Premiere of Family Favourite in New Zealand Festival

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:56 pm | Circa Theatre

The world premiere of The ACB With Honora Lee will feature as Circa’s offering in The New Zealand Festival 2016. Adapted for the stage by Jane Waddell from Kate De Goldi’s acclaimed 2012 children’s novel, is a charming exploration of kindness, ... More >>

Cycle challenge goes up a gear for New Zealand charities

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:28 pm | Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge

Cycle challenge goes up a gear for New Zealand charities More >>

Uni Shorts Film Festival 2016 - Extension to Entry Deadline

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:21 pm | Uni Shorts

As many schools are only returning from their holidays this month, we have extended the entry deadline to 11 March 2016. More >>

Immerse yourself in Opera next Saturday

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:20 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson Opera in the Park returns to Trafalgar Park on Saturday 13 February, with some of New Zealand's best opera singers alongside stellar contemporary performers. More >>

Kahungunu Maranga

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:40 am | Integrity Promotions

Available as of Waitangi Day 2016, ‘Kahungunu Maranga’ is a 3 song EP in Te Reo Māori, flavoured with a More >>

Wellington’s sister city backs ‘Save the Nix’ campaign

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:37 am | Wellington City Council

Saving Phoenix’s place in the Australian Football Federation competition A-League has been given a boost by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. “I have been working hard to support the Wellington Phoenix and I am delighted my fellow Mayor ... More >>

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:18 am | 100 Percent Pure Racing

70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier adventure race, GODZone. It will be the largest ever field at an expedition-length event in New Zealand. The official ... More >>

Neighbourly Welcomes Vodafone to NZ Partnership

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:15 am |

Vodafone New Zealand has invested in the future of neighbourhood networks by joining the family of partners. More >>

Tiki Releases Pertinent Kiwi Anthem ‘No Place Like Home’

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:04 am | Delete

In the wake of the monumental anti-TPPA protest yesterday and the advent of Waitangi Day, award-winning, multi-platinum artist and producer Tiki Taane returns with a poignant new song that celebrates hometown New Zealand. Penned in appreciation of ... More >>

Tiki Releases Pertinent Kiwi Anthem ‘No Place Like Home’

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:34 am | Delete

In the wake of the monumental anti-TPPA protest yesterday and the advent of Waitangi Day, award-winning, multi-platinum artist and producer Tiki Taane returns with a poignant new song that celebrates hometown New Zealand. Penned in appreciation of ... More >>

Upper Hutt youth restore pride in their community

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:30 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council coordinates a restoration project in Blueberry alleyway in order to lower graffiti vandalism in the community. More >>

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:09 am | Colmar Brunton

4 February 2016 Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live? More >>

Chinese Celebrity Power Couple Choose Waitomo

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:58 am | Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Chinese celebrity power couple, Nicky Wu (China’s answer to Justin Timberlake) and popular actress, Liu Shishi, have chosen Waitomo Glowworm Caves to take their pre-wedding photos. This week they brought with them world-renowned fashion photographer, ... More >>

L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres Performs Tom Waits

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:52 am | Q Theatre

Quebec’s L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres (LODHO) will perform at Auckland’s Q Theatre on Debs McSmith says, eliver justternational talent to New Zealand ical and from March 22 – 24, 2016. More >>

Launching the First Nipple Offensive

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:32 am | Dead Leg Theatrics

A dynamic pair are set to explode into The New Zealand Fringe Festival this February. The 2016 NZ Fringe will host the world premiere of THE OFFENSIVE NIPPLE SHOW , a new show tweaking those tiny lumps of double standard on the female front. Charging ... More >>

Award-winning performer returns to the NZ stage

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:22 am | Bridie Connell

Award-winning performer returns to the NZ stage after 8 years! Bridie Connell in NATURAL HABITAT The Fringe Bar, February 24 & 25, 7PM, $14-20 More >>

Pioneer Puts on Longest Day as Riders Edge Closer

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:16 am | The Pioneer

Pioneer Puts on Longest Day as Riders Edge Closer to Queenstown It was always going to be the longest day on The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race and so it proved on Stage Five as riders made their way from Lake Ohau to Lake Hawea, climbing close ... More >>

Loading Docs 2016: Change

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:02 pm | Loading Docs

Loading Docs, the online documentary initiative, is back for a third year to launch another ten cutting-edge, 3-minute shorts that tell true stories of transformation, growth, adversity and hope. The theme for this year’s selection is ‘change’. More >>

Mainland Players Named Futsal Whites for World Cup Qualifier

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:51 pm | Mainland Football

Three Mainland Futsal players have this week been named in the NZF Futsal Whites squad to compete in the OFC Futsal Championship in Fiji next week; the tournament doubling as the Oceania qualifier for FIFA’s Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. More >>

SCOUTS Dive into Mudslide Day!

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:19 pm | Scouts New Zealand

Do you think SCOUTS is just about tying knots? Think again - it’s about much, much more with adventure, getting wet and muddy and having fun with friends - and that’s just the beginning! More >>

Conservation Treatment for Famous Mural in Hastings Library

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:46 pm | Hastings District Council

It is only to be expected, that at nearly 60 years of age, a starring piece of art work in our Hastings War Memorial Library needs a checkup (and possibly a touch up) every now and again. More >>

Oily Rag: Small garden growing

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:23 pm | Frank and Muriel Newman

Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon recently interviewed Tim Martin from Auckland about his fantastic small garden of less than 100m2 that is producing an endless supply of fruit and produce, and providing a lot of personal satisfaction as well. More >>

‘Take a Look at Me Now’ Retrospective Campaign Continues

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:07 pm | Warner Music

Extended And Remastered Editions of ‘Hello, I Must Be Going!’ And ‘Dance into the Light’ to Be Released on February 26th More >>

Fresh faces in Mondiale Auckland Aces

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:34 pm | Auckland Cricket

Rob Nicol will lead the side against Canterbury but injuries to bowlers Lockie Ferguson and Matthew Quinn mean extra bowling cover has been added to the squad. Auckland A rep and Suburbs New Lynn all rounder Sean Solia has joined the squad and offers ... More >>

Rededication Ceremony Honours WWI and II Servicemen

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:13 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Today’s rededication ceremony for the 63 Public Trust Office employees who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars paid tribute to their sacrifice as ordinary New Zealanders who were civil servants and fathers, sons and brothers. More >>

Local songwriters to collaborate with visiting hit-makers

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:02 pm | APRA - AMCOS

This February, three of the world‘s top songwriters touch down in Auckland to collaborate with some of our most promising musical talent. More >>

Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding for Art Centre

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:12 pm | Whangarei Art Museum

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More >>

Judges Announced for Premier Vegetable Competition

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge

Judges Announced for Premier Vegetable Competition The country’s premier vegetable competition, The New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2016, will be judged by some of New Zealand’s leading hospitality figures. Geoff Scott, chef/owner, Vinnies ... More >>

Blaze Well Placed to Qualify for the Finals

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:28 pm | Cricket Wellington

A strong Wellington Blaze team has been announced to take on the Otago Sparks in Dunedin this weekend. The team is: More >>

Tips for a safe and enjoyable journey Waitangi Weekend

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Tips for a safe and enjoyable journey Waitangi Weekend The NZ Transport Agency says everyone has a role to play in keeping people safe on our roads this Waitangi Weekend. “Please be smart and plan ahead if you’re heading away,” says Journey Manager ... More >>

New to Dunedin – Poptagon events

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:16 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 4 February 2016) – Coming to the Octagon near you is Poptagon – a variety of free, family events showcasing Dunedin’s talented and creative community. More >>

Young Actors Support the Women’s Refuge

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:44 am | Elephant Publicity

Young Actors Support the Women’s Refuge with the Vagina Monologues Shape Shift Collective presents The Vagina Monologues Written by Eve Ensler Emerging theatre company ’Shape Shift Collective’ join the global V-Day Movement to end violence ... More >>

Kiwis aged 18-29 think drinking in moderation is cool

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:23 am | Heineken

Auckland, February 4th 2016 – New local research into the drinking attitudes of millennial consumers in New Zealand (aged 18-29) has revealed some interesting insights into the motivating factors for moderating [1] alcohol consumption, and suggests ... More >>

Hokianga Te Tiriti o Waitangi Commemorations Focus on Future

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:16 am | Waitangi Tribunal

Hokianga will host a full weekend of Te Tiriti and community focused activities from the 12-14th February as part of their annual commemoration of Hokianga rangatira signing Te Tiriti at Mangungu on the 12th of February 1840. More >>

Papakura Brothers Battle for Series Glory

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:14 am | Craig Carlyle

Papakura brothers Louis Carlyle, Ash Carlyle and brother in law Brad Brown are locked in a 3 way battle for internal and external glory heading into the 3rd and final round of the Counties Classic Off Road Racing Series at Colin Dale Park on February ... More >>

Multi Disciplines Keep 67 Yr Old Masters Games Athlete Fit

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:10 am | World Masters Games

On day five of the New Zealand Masters Games, Morris Hall from Dunedin has already won two gold medals in kayaking, gold in the ocean swim, and two golds and two silvers in the swimming pool. He has another swimming event tonight, then lines up for the ... More >>

Kiwi Trio Join Aussie Kart Titles Chase This Weekend

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:55 am | Fast Company

Kiwi Trio Join Aussie Kart Titles Chase This Weekend Kiwi karters Ryan Grant, Graeme Smyth and Liam Sceats will be in Dubbo in inland New South Wales this weekend contesting the opening round of this year's Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco ... More >>

Bromwich Best of Best at NZRL Awards

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:53 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Barnstorming Jesse Bromwich has taken out the major honours at the 2015 NZRL Awards, named Kiwis Player of the Year. More >>

Wellington Sevens 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:52 am | Rob Goulden

The negative publicity about ticket sales, exaggerated stories about misbehaviour and other cities trying to get the tournament to their cities has had a disproportionate effect on last year’s and this year’s Wellington Sevens crowds. Yes changes had ... More >>

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:42 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg – Targets Second World Champs at Kinloch Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic. But ... More >>

Miramar Peninsula is Ciclovia’s Valentine

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:35 am | Ciclovia

Miramar Peninsula will be closed to cars and open to people on Sunday 14th February when Wellington’s third annual Ciclovia event encourages locals, and visitors, to explore a beautiful area of the city in a whole new way. More >>

Michele A’Court –‘Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter’

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:31 am | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Michele A’Court –‘Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter’ – AOTNZ tour March - April 2016 More >>

‘13’ is a lucky number for Holden NZPGA Championship 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:30 am | NZPGA

Auckland – 4 February 2016 : Organisers of the Holden NZPGA Championship (3-6 March 2016) are excited to announce they have signed 13 of the top 15 ranked New Zealand players for next month’s tournament being held at Remuera Golf Club in ... More >>

Ben Ohau Conquered as Pioneer Rides in the Shadow of Mt Cook

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:26 am | The Pioneer

Ben Ohau Conquered as Pioneer Rides in the Shadow of Mount Cook Stage Four proved to be perhaps the most stunning so far as The Pioneer wound its way from Tekapo to Lake Ohau, skirting Lake Pukaki in the process with stunning vistas of Mount Cook ... More >>

Death Never Blinks: A Rather Silly Radio Play

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:21 am | Kickin Rad Productions

Wellington, 1953. Local mobsters. Greasy pawnshops. Gambling debts. And literally miles and miles of bunting. What does it mean? Will Dick Mason, Private Detective, solve the case before the case solves him? This Fringe, Kickin’ Rad presents an ... More >>

Lessons from a young Kiwi’s pocket money

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:19 am | Neonatal Trust

• What if we all gave a small amount each week to support others? • How young is too young to start teaching about the value of money and thinking of others? More >>

Auckland City Limits Music Festival

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:11 am | CRS Presents

Genre-mashing sampling genius Girl Talk leads the final additions to the Auckland City Limits lineup announced today. More >>

Danny Brown Heads to The Powerstation for One Night Only

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:08 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – Live Nation, Niche and Paint It Gold are proud to announce the return of DANNY BROWN , one of hip-hop’s hottest acts for one concert at The Powerstation on Thursday, April 21. More >>

Sabrina D’Angelo – Why Do I Dream?

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 9:57 am | New Zealand Fringe Festival

Following smash hit seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014 (The Age’s Must See Critic’s Picks) and NZ Fringe Festival 2014 (Winner – Best Comedy, Nomination – Stand Out Performer), body-poet Sabrina D’Angelo returns to Wellington ... More >>


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